Drexel Heights, Arizona

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Drexel Heights is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. The population was 23,849 at the 2000 census.

The area is named after financier Francis Anthony Drexel, the father of Saint Katharine Drexel (who established missions to Blacks and Native Americans throughout the United States). Drexel owned property in the Drexel Heights area and eastward during the late 19th century.



Drexel Heights is located at 32°8′20″N 111°2′38″W / 32.13889°N 111.04389°W / 32.13889; -111.04389 (32.138989, -111.043926).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 19.7 square miles (51.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 23,849 people, 7,505 households, and 5,988 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,212.1 people per square mile (467.9/km²). There were 7,957 housing units at an average density of 404.4/sq mi (156.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 58.14% White, 2.62% Black or African American, 3.42% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 31.28% from other races, and 3.62% from two or more races. 60.07% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,505 households out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.2% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 3.53.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

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